Great writhing words as, uttering overmuch,
stand helplessly before the spirit at bay;
It may not always be so; and i say by E. E. Cummings

The poem is written in the form of a sonnet. However, here, Cummings departs from iambic pentameter as is normal in a sonnet and inserts an inverted metrical foot: a trochee. This suggests his difficulty in expressing the helplessness of his lovers' new found relationship

These lines probably refer to the conversation leading to the breakup: great writhing words standing helplessly are his attempts to keep her from leaving him. “Uttering overmuch” refers to his incessant pleas.

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Then shall I turn my face, and hear one bird
sing terribly afar in the lost lands.
It may not always be so; and i say by E. E. Cummings

Turning his “face” = further suggestion of reluctance, where only visibly (in facial expression) he has accepted the predicament

The vast expanse of “lost lands” and the loneliness of the “one bird” dramatically finalises the sadness of the speaker

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If this should be, I say if this should be It may not always be so; and i say by E. E. Cummings

Repetition suggests his reluctance for ‘this’ (the lover to find another man) to happen

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And break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat Buffalo Bill's by E. E. Cummings

Tone is important in this poem. In the unrelenting pace of “onetwothreefourfive,” there is a sense of childish excitement about Buffalo Bill. At the same time, there’s a sense of horror at the rapidity of the death that “breaks” these birds.

Also, the poem creates it’s own rhythm in its stating of breaking “onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat” in two distinct 5 syllable joined-word groups.

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You'll see the soul of black folk like W.E.B DuBois Gun Music by Talib Kweli (Ft. Smif-n-Wessun)

Du Bois (not pronounced like a Frenchman) was a very prominent black civil rights activist in the early twentieth century, and chairman of the NAACP at one point. He wrote a book called The Soul of Black Folk, which Talib refers to meaning dead black men following a beef

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Army jacket swag
Army jacket green and black
The Don by Nas (Ft. Mazy) 1

This line is reminiscent of Nas’s Shootouts, in which he professes his love for army apparel and talks about how it is related to battle, using it to take cover in trees while he shoots at his enemies.

Dip behind trees in fatigues and squeeze, dodge and weave

Plus the lining is perfect for hiding an Uzi.

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I don't even like your motherfucking profile Brooklyn Zoo by Ol' Dirty Bastard

In ‘93 your profile was considered as the way your portrayed yourself. Similar to “steelo”.

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Ski masks New Wu by Raekwon (Ft. Ghostface Killah & Method Man)

Not on vacation

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Jay-Z, 2Pac and Biggie 'Till I Collapse by Eminem (Ft. Nate Dogg)

Easily three of the greatest of all time, who Eminem acknowledges above him

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Now once upon a time not too long ago
A nigga like myself had to strong arm a ho
Now this was not a ho in the sense of having a pussy
But a pussy having no goddamn sense, try'na push me
Touched by UGK

These for lines were later used by Jay-Z, quite famously.

Bun B flips the meaning of sense and pussy to explain the ‘ho’ he beat up was not actually a woman, but a pathetic man

The first line is a quote from Children’s Story

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